In the garden there are some creatures that help us to look after our plants. One of these is the little ladybird.
This spotty friend likes to eat greenfly, the naughty insects that love to feast on our plants.
There are many different types of ladybird. The easiest one to see is about the size of your little fingernail and it is bright red and has 7 black spots.
But there are also orange ones; stripy ones, yellow ones and many have different numbers of spots from 2 to 24.
Next time you are in your garden see how many different ladybirds you can spot and how many spots you can count!
How to find a ladybird
Lay a lightly coloured sheet on the ground under a bush and gently shake the bush. The ladybirds will fall out, so use a magnifying glass to have a closer look at your finds. Count how many ladybirds there are and how many spots they have.